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When it was organized 32 years ago, the BU India Club (BUIC) hoped to bring together people of South Asian descent from around the Boston area to meet and network. Today, the BUIC is the largest cultural group on campus, with more than 250 active members and over 1,000 alumni.
The club hosts meetings, community service events, dinners, basketball tournaments, and festivals. But its flagship events are the cultural shows members stage each fall and spring. This year’s fall festival, Rangeela, drew a crowd of several hundred. The event showcased Indian dance teams performing classical Indian dance, as well as other styles, such as garba raas, bhangra, and hip-hop fusion. The Hindi-fusion a cappella group Suno also performed.